Tired. Bad mood. Frustrated. Burnt out. Kids wouldn’t let up.
I sat down in defeat at the kitchen table with my second mug of coffee & watched the boys.
Apparently this was exactly what I needed.
I just watched them play. Watched their creativity. Observed how their little minds were working. Remembered my appreciation for my boys & early childhood.
I learned a lot about my baby (that is about to not be a baby anymore). I watched him experiment & learn. I watched his determination & his happiness.
I listened to Matteo’s pretend play. I was impressed by the intricate stories that he spun, & I loved watching his young imagination at work.
This MOMent only lasted a few minutes before the bickering began again. But that was all I needed to change my mindset.
They were not little, noisy nuisances. They were my sons again. My funny, sweet, determined, energetic, & creative sons.